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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Nikon D5300 and 58mm f1.4 lens photos (6 of 6)

Of all the focal lengths, this latest one has us scratching our heads just a bit. Today, Nikon is announcing a 58mm f1.4 FX lens. The release is apparently to pay homage to the 58mm f1.2 Nikkor prime from years ago. This new lens features 9 aperture blades for super creamy bokeh, 9 elements in 6 groups, two aspherical elements, a 72mm filter thread, and comes with a bayonet hood and soft pouch.

This lens has similarities with other companies’ offerings recently. Zeiss and Sony have both put out two 55mm lenses and this one is just a tad longer. Maybe the nifty 50 might be going the way of the dinosaur?

If you’re looking to spring for the lens, you’ll need to fork over $1,699.99. Full spec list is after the jump.

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So now you’re a Canon DSLR owner. Congrats; you’ve made a great decision by joining up with one of the most comprehensive and well supported camera systems out there. Not only will get you some truly spectacular image quality, but you’ll also be rewarded with loads of great features to make image taking an even better experience.

But now that you’re a DSLR owner: know that your image quality mostly comes from your lenses. In fact, your lenses can indeed be more important than your camera. And with that in mind, consider these favorites of ours.


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Canon’s 50mm f1.8 II is one of their most inexpensive lenses that many also consider to be a serious bang for the buck. But one of the biggest complaints about it is that the lens is cheaply constructed. Indeed, I’ve had them fall apart in my own hands. And despite how cheaply constructed the lens is, photographer Richard Choi decided to put his not working copy to a torture test.

The video after the jump isn’t for the person that loves their 50 way too much. The 50mm f1.8 II can be purchased from Amazon, B&H Photo, or Adorama. Be sure to check out our long term review.

Is this a thing now? Are we all going to try to wreck our gear for some hits on YouTube?

Via Canon Watch

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As the favorite lens of many growing, hobbyist and new photographers the Canon 50mm F/1.8 is the best bang for your buck lens out on the market. Capable of delivering super sharp images and small enough to forever stay coupled to your camera, the nifty 50 is a lens that receives rave after rave. This review will chronicle my long term use of the lens followed by why I finally sold mine and why I’m contemplating buying another one.

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